The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has given a warning for people to be careful when taking the antibiotic, Azithromycin (Z-Pack). The Z-Pack is used to treat bacterial infections, and is taken for five days. The study of this drug found that some people experienced abnormal heart rhythms that can sometimes lead to death. People with heart conditions should be especially cautious because they are most adversely affected by these side effects. My question is what about the people that take this drug that are not aware that they have a heart problem?
This is why it so important to ask your doctor questions regarding side effects when prescribing you drugs. You really need to be proactive when it comes to prescriptions you are prescribed. It might be a good idea to do a little research on prescriptions you are prescribed, and read about the side effects, reviews from others who have taken the drug, and don’t be afraid to call your physician back and ask more questions, and possibly ask for an alternative drug that may not have as many side effects.
Most antibiotics have many side effects, but a side effect that involves your heart is definitely worth going the extra mile to be on the safe side. The FDA said that most people that take the Z-Pack do not have any problems, but there are some that will experience these abnormal heart rhythms that are sometimes fatal.
I have questioned my doctor many times about prescriptions, and there have been times that I did not feel the medication’s side effects were worth the risk so I asked for an alternative medication. It is never a good idea to leave the decisions of your healthcare up to your doctor. You have every right to ask questions, and if you are not satisfied with the answers you are given, get another doctor.
If you listen to some of the television advertisements for medications, it seems to me that sometimes the cure is worse than the ailment.